If you are considering selling your home, you should know that potential buyers are going to make their initial judgments based on the curb appeal of your home. To make the best impression, do not make these 5 curb appeal mistakes:
1. Personal Possessions and Lawn Ornaments
Whether you have your kids’ toys out or you have an affinity for plastic pink flamingos, personal items and lawn décor should be put away when trying to sell your home. Buyers want to picture themselves living at your home, and that’s hard to do when they can’t see past the garden gnomes.
2. Landscaping that isn’t cohesive with the rest of the neighborhood
If all your neighbors use mulch in their gardens and you use gravel, your yard might stand out – and not in a good way. Rather than looking distinctive, it can be an eyesore.
3. Dying trees, flowers, plant, or shrubs
Sometimes when you’ve lived with your yard long enough, you fail to notice the dying or dead trees, plants, and shrubbery. If you are selling your home, get rid of any dead or dying plant life and replace it.
4. High maintenance landscaping
While it may have taken you years to create an outside oasis fit for a king, high maintenance landscaping can make buyers run in the other direction. Talk to your real estate agent to find solutions if you think you might have a high maintenance yard.
5. Paint colors that stand out
While you might love your pink house or your striped door, your paint color preferences are unique to you. It’s always best to pick neutral colors for both the inside and outside of your home when selling your home.